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Senior Project

Senior Project actively engages all EMHS seniors in a "real life" experience throughout their senior year. Throughout the first semester, students are involved in multiple workshops to prepare for Internship or Community Service placement.  Students attend workshops in conjunction with English and Social Studies classes.

The Senior Project is a 25 - hour commitment in which all senior students are required to participate in an Internship or Community Service project.  The objective of the program is to actively engage students in “real life” experiences during the second semester of their senior year.   Senior Project is a major component of twelfth grade English. The process begins 1st semester with monthly workshops.  Workshops categories include: Registration, Resume Writing, Interviewing, and Steps to Success.  Students identify areas of interest, prepare essential paperwork, develop networking and interviewing skills and secure sponsorship.  During the 2nd semester, students are required to complete volunteer/internship hours and to also generate a Senior Project research paper which is directly associated with the experience. Requirements include reflective journals, oral presentations, and video or photo documentation including trifold boards and/or PowerPoint presentations.  The culmination of the project takes place at the end of the May with a Senior Project Fair hosted at East Meadow High School.

Senior Project has the potential to foster compassion, creativity, citizenship and confidence in students as they enter the college, workforce, and society. Students assume adult responsibilities and obligations as they progress through the project. The positive impact gained from the hands-on experience with community professionals is tremendous.

Senior Project Goals:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to lead a productive, responsible, and culturally enriched life in the 21st century.
  • Work cooperatively in a group as per Senior Project placement choices, while becoming an independent learner and productive thinker.
  • Understand our cultural heritage and the need to participate in the community as an informed and involved citizen.


Assessment:         Pass/Fail – 4 Quarters 

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter


Step to Success Workshop

Registration & Resume

Online Contract Form Completed by Students

Resume Updated

Hours in Progress
Verification of Placement

Hours & Activity Log
Final Verification

Senior Project Resources
Click on the above link for more information


Academic Requirements: 
English Department
· Final Exam - English Research Paper 
· 5  Reflective Journals
· 3 Oral Presentations
· Résumé  
Social Studies Department
· Attend Senior Project Workshops
· Actively engage in meaningful discussions to support internships/community service placements

Senior Project -
Mandatory for all seniors!!

**Internship/Community Service Requirements**
Minimum of 25 hours
· Expected completion date May 1st
· Student and Sponsor to set schedule
· Student to meet with coordinators independently. 
· Required Paperwork:
* Resume  * Contract  * Hours Log      
* Senior English Research paper

**** Prohibited ****
· EMHS teacher sponsors
· Family Member as Sponsor
· Intern at Current Job
· Payment for Hours
· Placement in a private residence or Business with less than 2 employees
· Hazardous Placements

* All placements are subject to review for approval by the EMSD.


Office:  Room H13        Periods: 8th & 9th          Phone:  516 228-5348         

  Email:  sproject@emufsd.us            

Phone 516-228-5331 * Fax 516-228-5339 * 101 Carman Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554

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